The collar trend has finally gotten to me, and it seems to have taken over Chictopia as well. No, I’m not talking about detached collars (oh so 2010), I’m referring to the buttoned-to-the-top, peeking out over every girl and boy’s chunky knit sweater, attached to that denim button down you’ve worn to death, collar. The one that can be très uncomfortable but also looks très chic worn with a chunky, glitzy necklace à la every third mannequin in a given J. Crew.
This Tom Binns piece has haunted my dreams and my desktop background for quite a while now, so I decided to pull inspiration from its safety pin construction and do a super simple, no-sew DIY inspired by this month’s blogger favorite, the statement necklace.
-a whole, unbroken, somewhat plain necklace, preferably beaded: I just used a tiered pearl one from Forever21 that cost about $6
-assorted sizes and colors of safety pins
-pieces of chain (check your local hardware store!), broken jewelry, beads, and other bits and bobs that can be attached with safety pins
1. Lay out your main necklace. Start randomly pinning chains to it using safety pins. If you’re using a beaded necklace like I did, you can slip a ring of chain onto the pin, then clasp the pin in the space between two beads of the necklace.
2. Continue as desired. Add sequins, beads, and charms onto the pins for extra pizazz.
3. Add more pins by randomly pinning pieces of the necklace together.
And that’s it! You could do this DIY in an hour or less, no sewing required. Enjoy!